Numbers in Haida

Learn numbers in Haida

Knowing numbers in Haida is probably one of the most useful things you can learn to say, write and understand in Haida. Learning to count in Haida may appeal to you just as a simple curiosity or be something you really need. Perhaps you have planned a trip to a country where Haida is the most widely spoken language, and you want to be able to shop and even bargain with a good knowledge of numbers in Haida.

It's also useful for guiding you through street numbers. You'll be able to better understand the directions to places and everything expressed in numbers, such as the times when public transportation leaves. Can you think of more reasons to learn numbers in Haida?

The Haida language (Hlg̱aagilda X̱aayda Kil in Skidegate dialect, X̱aad Kil in Massett dialect) is the language of the Haida people, spoken in Canada (Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia) and Alaska (Prince of Wales Island) by about 275 people. Endangered language, this is a language isolate within the North American Indian languages families.

List of numbers in Haida

Here is a list of numbers in Haida. We have made for you a list with all the numbers in Haida from 1 to 20. We have also included the tens up to the number 100, so that you know how to count up to 100 in Haida. We also close the list by showing you what the number 1000 looks like in Haida.

  • 1) sgwáansang
  • 2) sdáng
  • 3) hlgúnahl
  • 4) stánsang
  • 5) tléihl
  • 6) tla’únhl
  • 7) jagwaa
  • 8) sdáansaangaa
  • 9) tláahlsgwáansangguu
  • 10) tláahl
  • 11) tláahl wáak sgwáansang
  • 12) tláahl wáak sdáng
  • 13) tláahl wáak hlgúnahl
  • 14) tláahl wáak stánsang
  • 15) tláahl wáak tléihl
  • 16) tláahl wáak tla’únhl
  • 17) tláahl wáak jagwaa
  • 18) tláahl wáak sdáansaangaa
  • 19) tláahl wáak tláahlsgwáansangguu
  • 20) lagwa uu sgwáansang
  • 30) tlaalee hlgúnahl
  • 40) lagwa uu sdáng
  • 50) tlaalee tléihl
  • 60) lagwa uu hlgúnahl
  • 70) tlaalee jagwaa
  • 80) lagwa uu sdáansaangaa
  • 90) tlaalee tláahlsgwáansangguu
  • 100) lagwa uu tléihl
  • 1,000) lagwa uu tlaalee tléihl
  • one million) lagwa uu tlaalee kwan
  • one billion) lagwa uu tlaalee kwan wáak lagwa uu tlaalee tléihl

Numbers in Haida: Haida numbering rules

Each culture has specific peculiarities that are expressed in its language and its way of counting. The Haida is no exception. If you want to learn numbers in Haida you will have to learn a series of rules that we will explain below. If you apply these rules you will soon find that you will be able to count in Haida with ease.

The way numbers are formed in Haida is easy to understand if you follow the rules explained here. Surprise everyone by counting in Haida. Also, learning how to number in Haida yourself from these simple rules is very beneficial for your brain, as it forces it to work and stay in shape. Working with numbers and a foreign language like Haida at the same time is one of the best ways to train our little gray cells, so let's see what rules you need to apply to number in Haida

  • Numbers from one to nine are specific words, namely sgwáansang [1], sdáng [2], hlgúnahl [3], stánsang [4], tléihl [5], tla’únhl [6], jagwaa [7], sdáansaangaa [8], and tláahlsgwáansangguu [9] (meaning ten minus one).
  • Tens are formed alternately by juxtaposing the word for ten and its multiplier digit, and by multiplying the word for twenty: tláahl [10], lagwa uu sgwáansang [20] (20*1, or tláalaay sdáng, meaning 10 2), tlaalee hlgúnahl [30] (10 3), lagwa uu sdáng [40] (20*2), tlaalee tléihl [50] (10 5), lagwa uu hlgúnahl [60] (20*3), tlaalee jagwaa [70] (10 7), lagwa uu stánsang [80] (20*4), and tlaalee tláahlsgwáansangguu [90] (10 9).
  • In compound numerals, the ten is put first, then the word wáak (meaning plus), then the digit (e.g.: tláahl wáak sgwáansang [11], lagwa uu sgwáansang wáak tléihl [25]).
  • Hundreds are formed by addition and multiplication of the number twenty: lagwa uu tléihl [100] (20*5), lagwa uu tláahl [200] (20*10), lagwa uu tláahl wáak lagwa uu tléihl [300] (20*10 + 20*5), lagwa uu tlaalee sdáng [400] (20*10*2), lagwa uu tlaalee sdáng wáak lagwa uu tléihl [500] (20*10*2 + 20*5), lagwa uu tlaalee hlgúnahl [600], lagwa uu tlaalee wáak lagwa uu tléihl [700], lagwa uu tlaalee sdáansaangaa [800], and lagwa uu tlaalee sdáansaangaa wáak lagwa uu tléihl [900] (800 + 20*5).
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier after the words for one thousand, except for one thousand itself: lagwa uu tlaalee tléihl [1,000] (20*10*5), lagwa uu tlaalee tléihl wáak sdáng [2,000] (20*10*5*2), lagwa uu tlaalee tléihl wáak hlgúnahl [3,000] (20*10*5*3), lagwa uu tlaalee tléihl wáak stánsang [4,000] (20*10*5*4)…
  • One million is built the same way: lagwa uu tlaalee kwan meaning litteraly more that can be counted, and one billion multiplies it by one thousand (lagwa uu tlaalee kwan wáak lagwa uu tlaalee tléihl).
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